His True Image
October 26, 2014


*This is my first link up but it is perfect for me, an Escriva lover!  So, here’s to embracing the ordinary!  Enjoy!


Good morning happy campers!  Last night my husband and the kids went camping… in the back yard. They had a blast!  The joy my husband brought them with this simple act is priceless…  I will definitely embrace my ordinary!  Have a blessed week.

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embrace ordinary 01d  Chiquita joined them in the morning!




Linking up with Gina at Someday (hopefully) They’ll be Saints

October 21, 2014


“Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your request known to God.” (Philippians 4:6)



In light of my daily struggles, which have been many lately, I want to take a few moments to say Thank you Lord!  Thank you for today.  Thank you for my life, for the little lives you have entrusted to me, and for the love with which you have surrounded me my entire life.  Thank you for the uplifting text I just received…you have heard my prayers over and over again and never cease to amaze me with your mercy and little miracles.   So, yes! Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow!!

In Christ…

October 12, 2014

Someone should have told me that having an infant, homeschooling for the first time, and starting a blog, all at once, was a BAD idea! Although I officially started blogging about 2 months ago, I definitely thought I’d be able to write a bit more… silly first-timer! Needless to say, I still have high hopes for this blog and hope I can continue to document my ordinary, yet blessed life.

Now, on to the main attraction!


“The meaning and grace of the sacrament of Baptism are clearly seen in the rites of its celebration. By following the gestures and words of this celebration with attentive participation, the faithful are initiated into the riches this sacrament signifies and actually brings about in each newly baptized person” (CCC 1234).

I love baptisms. Who doesn’t? A cute, little, chubby baby, dressed in white (or cream, if you’re daring like me), being doted on by family and friends as she waits to be blessed, exorcised, anointed, bathed in holy water, and welcomed into the Church… an official child of God. Such beauty. Such purity.

We’ve been blessed to have had private baptisms for all three of our kiddos. Our youngest, Chiquita, was baptized two months ago. It was a quaint and solemn celebration. Despite suffering a semi-debilitating accident the prior evening, our wonderful pastor and long-time family friend was able to administer the sacrament of baptism and gave a wonderful homily on the readings.  My beautiful friend Jacqui, over at Mexican Domestic Goddess, and her wonderful husband were Chiquita’s Godparents and we could not have chosen a better couple to help us guide our daughter to heaven!

The newly baptized!

Us with Father and the wonderful godparents!

Needless to say, everyone came over our house after the ceremony and enjoyed a lovely outdoor party. Unfortunately for us, California was churning out one of the hottest and most humid days of the summer. But this didn’t stop all the kids from enjoying a little nature, games, and dirt! Food was great, company was super, and the cake was delicious!! Not to mention, my daughter is a Heathen No More!



Dirty boy eating yummy cake!
My dirty boy eating yummy cake!